The beauty of Savannah, Georgia shines forth on the big screen with some incredible movies filmed right here! Be right in the action at filming locations of iconic scenes and make your own movie memories with a getaway at The Inn on West Liberty. We can set you up for success with area knowledge and some famous places to get you started with these 10 unforgettable Savannah, GA movie locations.
Cape Fear (1962)
Johnson Square, a historic gem in Savannah, stole the spotlight in the movie’s outdoor scenes. Savannah’s majestic city hall became the Courthouse. The family sought refuge on a houseboat at the captivating Isle of Hope Marina, just a stone’s throw away from downtown Savannah. And let’s not forget the breathtaking Armstrong Kessler Mansion, where Nancy attended school in the original Cape Fear. These scenic sites are just a 10-minute walk from the inn!
The Longest Yard (1974)
This thrilling sports comedy was shot amidst the stunning backdrop of Savannah with a pulse-pounding chase scene weaving its way through Forsyth Park’s vibrant greenery. The chase reaches its climax in the bustling atmosphere of the iconic River Street, and you can visit these beautiful locations and more with a historic film getaway in Georgia. Forsyth Park is only an 8-minute walk, while River Street is a bit further away at 15 minutes. After an exciting day in and around River Street, you can come back to a comfy room and enjoy a relaxing hot bath.
This epic film captures the inspiring story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America’s pioneering black regiment. Uncover the historic Savannah, GA movie locations that served as backdrops for this masterpiece. From the Roundhouse Complex at Georgia State Railroad Museum to Battlefield Memorial Park, and even the Mercer Williams House that was once home to Colonel Shaw, the commanding officer. These historical locations are easily accessible less than a 10 minutes walk from the inn.
Forrest Gump (1994)
See the legendary bus bench, now proudly displayed at the Savannah History Museum, just a short 7-minute walk away, and experience an incredible piece of film history. This iconic movie location in Savannah is where Forrest shared the extraordinary and heartwarming tale of his life. Immerse yourself in the magic and charm of this beloved film moment in the heart of Savannah.
Something to Talk About (1995)
Step into a scene straight out of a movie at The Six Pence Pub! This is where Grace, played by the sensational Julia Roberts, experiences a jaw-dropping moment as she spots her husband Eddie, portrayed by the charismatic Dennis Quaid, cozying up to another woman. The now iconic night dress scene happened just outside, and you can visit this piece of cinematic history right here in Savannah. Grab a drink and take it all in just around the corner from West Liberty, perfect as a last stop at the end of a long day exploring the sights.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Prepare for a journey into the dark and mysterious in the infamous Mercer Williams House. In this place, Jim Williams, a central figure in this gripping tale, lived, died, and ended his lover’s life in a chilling act of passion. Clary’s Café, a timeless gem standing proud at 404 Abercorn Street since 1903, garnered newfound fame after its captivating cameo in the film and is only a 10-minute walk away! Far less dark and mysterious are the cozy accommodations at West Liberty, a quiet retreat after a day of adventuring.
The General’s Daughter (1999)
Wormsloe Plantation in Savannah is transformed into the captivating Fort MacCallum, a pivotal location in this gripping tale. Explore the enchanting streets of Savannah itself, where the city’s charm sets the stage for countless scenes from the film. And don’t miss where they filmed Elisabeth’s old school, brought to life at Savannah State College.
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Embark on a cinematic voyage through Savannah and discover iconic locations from the movie like the Lucas Theatre, West Congress Street, the Federal Building, and City Hall. Experience the magic as City Market transforms, with a simple parking garage becoming a 1930s hardware store. And don’t miss Adele’s charming home, portrayed by Charlize Theron, located at 26 E. Gaston Street, near Forsyth Park. Savannah’s film heritage awaits!
The Last Song (2010)
“The Last Song” made history as the first film to grace the picturesque shores of Tybee Island, immersing you in its captivating beauty. Experience the magic as Ronnie, portrayed by Miley Cyrus, embarks on a life-changing journey, venturing to Wormsloe Historic Site—the very place where she steps foot into the home of Will, played by Liam Hemsworth. Tybee Island is already a wonderful location on its own and is sure to make for a fun day in the Georgia sun, less than a 30-minute drive from the inn.
The Conspirator (2011)
Witness history come alive in the heart of Savannah and immerse yourself in the gripping aftermath of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination as you step onto the hallowed grounds of Fort Pulaski, where pivotal scenes were filmed. Explore other significant locations from the film, like the elegant Harper Fowlkes House, and 124 Abercorn St, with its secrets and intrigue! The houses are both relatively short walks from West Liberty, but Fort Pulaski is out near Tybee Island and is a great place to stop by if you’re already going to be headed in that direction for an island visit.
Stay Near It All
Have a cinematic getaway at The Inn on West Liberty and relax in luxurious accommodations with everything you need for an amazing stay. Our spacious rooms include king and queen beds, private balconies, soaking tubs, and jetted showers in some rooms. Wake up every morning to a delicious home-cooked southern breakfast and get ready for a day filled with adventures! See everything Savannah, Georgia has to offer and discover not only incredible history for film buffs but other historical locations right nearby the inn for an amazing stay.Book Now